Vital Opera

Vital Opera’s mission is to cultivate human connection through operatic expression. Born out of the belief that opera is one of the most powerful forms that humans have found to tell their stories of love, loss, and joy, the company strives to produce gripping and communicative music-theater that enlivens both audience and performers. In addition to mounting productions of the highest artistic standards, Vital Opera is committed to artist development, audience education, and community engagement.

 

Past Projects

Unfinished: An Opera | New Concert Reading

On October 7, 2018 Vital Opera presented a concert reading of Joshua Groffman and Sarah Heady’s Unfinished: An Opera, featuring newly added material, at the National Opera Center in New York City.

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Unfinished: An Opera | Inaugural Workshop

Unfinished is a new opera in development from composer Joshua Groffman and librettist Sarah Heady based on the story of now-shuttered Bennett College in Millbrook, NY, exploring how Bennett is remembered, and forgotten, today.

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Four Hands of Bridge

In April 2015 we premiered Four Hands of Bridge, an experimental evening featuring four consecutive performances of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This brief, yet intense opera explores themes of consumerism, marital infidelity, the loss of a loved one, and isolation in modern society.

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Artist Development Workshop on Le Nozze Di Figaro

Our artist development workshop on Le Nozze di Figaro in November of 2013 was an opportunity for a group of nine singer-actors to delve deeply into the music, text, plot, and characters of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro).

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Vital Opera is a Associate Member of Opera America and a Member of the New York Opera Alliance